Brigadier General George G. Eddy was born on July 4, 1895 and graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1918. He served in the famous 7th Cavalry before transferring in 1920 to the Ordnance Department, where he served with distinction all over the world. One of his most important positions was that of Director of the Research Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground during World War II.
His responsibilities encompassed design, development, proof testing, contract negotiations, production engineering, and ultimately, final acceptance of new ordnance materiel in direct support of the war effort.
Two principal successes of his many accomplishments concerned the development of the concrete piercing fuze for use against Siegfried Line Fortifications and the resolution of critical technical problems affecting an early antitank rocket weapon known as the bazooka.
As a personal representative of the Chief of Staff of the Army, General Eddy demonstrated new ordnance materiel in Africa, Europe, and the Pacific, and participated in top-level planning of certain major engagements in both theaters regarding the most effective employment of ordnance weapons and munitions.
General Eddy retired in July 1954 and died on January 5, 1969.